British convicts have been sent to Australia as punishment for their crimes. As they try to live their new lives, they have to live with the new rules. The soldiers also have to adjust.

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Series cast summary:
...  Anne Meredith 7 episodes, 2015
...  Reverend Johnson 7 episodes, 2015
...  Elizabeth Quinn 7 episodes, 2015
...  Corporal MacDonald 7 episodes, 2015
...  Captain Collins 7 episodes, 2015
...  Letters Molloy 7 episodes, 2015
...  Housekeeper Deborah 7 episodes, 2015
...  Sergeant Timmins 7 episodes, 2015
...  Major Ross 7 episodes, 2015
Nicholas Moss ...  Spragg 7 episodes, 2015
...  Private Buckley 7 episodes, 2015
...  Mary Johnson 7 episodes, 2015
...  James Freeman 7 episodes, 2015
...  Tommy Barrett 7 episodes, 2015
...  Kitty McVitie 7 episodes, 2015
...  William Stubbins / ... 7 episodes, 2015
...  Governor Arthur Phillip / ... 7 episodes, 2015
Isabelle Estelle Corbusier ...  Miley Mathers 7 episodes, 2015
Clement Hicks ...  Convict / ... 7 episodes, 2015
...  Private Mulrooney / ... 5 episodes, 2015
...  Marston 4 episodes, 2015
Bianca Rudman ...  Sarah Parkinson 4 episodes, 2015
...  Laurie McVitie 2 episodes, 2015
Nig Richards ...  Convict 2 episodes, 2015
Patricia Winker ...  Female Convict 2 episodes, 2015
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British drama created by Jimmy McGovern. The seven-part serial is inspired by events in the eighteenth century when Britain established a penal colony in Australia. Written by Clive Richards

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Joseph Millson originally auditioned for the role of Reverend Johnson before being cast as Major Ross. Ewen Bremner was cast as Reverend Johnson instead. See more »

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Brilliant
26 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

How could anyone not like this. It is one of the most gut wrenching and unflinching period dramas I have ever seen. In almost all respects it reveals the hardships experienced by convicts and the sheer desperation of the soldiers and convicts alike. Following the excellent The Village and 37 Days the BBC has once again done itself proud.

The climax although I will not go into detail is one of the most nerve shredding that I have ever seen in possibly any television drama or film for that matter. It's this kind of raw take on life that gives Banished and The Village their edge and given the emphasis in the past few years has started to move towards accuracy with regards to entertainment, it is almost refreshing that one of the UK's most respected institutions.

I would recommend this to anyone.


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